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Feb/ 1st Last Day to Register to Vote in Texas in Primary

Feb/ 1st Last Day to Register to Vote in Texas in Primary

The last day to register to vote in the 2016 primary in Texas is today, Monday, February 1, 2016. Early voting begins February 16th and runs through February 26th. March 1st is the Primary Election Day. You can register to vote at the Elections Administrators office located in the Lamar County...

02/01/2016 by eParisExtra
February 19th Last Day to File for School Board Seats

February 19th Last Day to File for School Board Seats

Friday, February 19, 2016 is the deadline for filing for any of the open school board seats. The election is May 7, 2016. There are sixteen open seats for Lamar County school boards. Three seats open at North Lamar ISD; three seats open at Paris ISD; three seats open at Prairiland ISD; two...

01/31/2016 by eParisExtra
Deadline to Pay Property Taxes is Monday

Deadline to Pay Property Taxes is Monday

Jerry Patton, Lamar County Chief Appraiser, wants to remind the citizens of Lamar County that the deadline to pay 2015 property taxes is quickly approaching. The deadline to pay without penalty and interest is Monday, February 1, 2016. The reason it is not January 31, 2016 is because it falls...

01/29/2016 by eParisExtra
Lamar County Republican Forum

Lamar County Republican Forum

The Lamar County Republican Forum has been set for Thursday, February 4th at 6pm in the Ray Karrer Theater on the Paris Junior College Campus. At 6pm the candidates for Justice of the Peace, Constable and County Commissioners will take the stage. At 7:30pm, the audience will hear from those...

01/29/2016 by eParisExtra
Lamar County's First Service Club Celebrates 100 Years

Lamar County's First Service Club Celebrates 100 Years

The Rotary Club of Paris United celebrates its 100th anniversary, Thursday, February 4 with a special dinner at Paris Golf and Country Club. Speaker for the evening is Rotary International President Elect, John Germ. Germ, a member of the Chattanooga, TN Rotary Club, will serve as the global...

01/28/2016 by eParisExtra
Paris City Council to Meet Monday

Paris City Council to Meet Monday

The Paris City Council will meet in regular session at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, January 25, 2016. The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held at the City Council Chamber, located at 107 E. Kaufman Street, in downtown Paris. Items on the Regular Agenda include: Receive update from the...

01/24/2016 by eParisExtra
New ATM at Love Civic Center

New ATM at Love Civic Center

The Lamar County Chamber of Commerce recently announced that they have been working with Lamar National Bank to install an ATM at the Love Civic Center. Ken Higdon, President/CEO of the Chamber, wrote in an announcement, “We are working to improve your experience at the Love Civic...

01/23/2016 by eParisExtra
First PEDC Board Meeting with New Executive Director

First PEDC Board Meeting with New Executive Director

The Paris Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) will be holding its first board meeting on Tuesday with the new Executive Director, Michael Paris, who was hired last month. Paris comes to Paris, Texas from Wichita Falls, Texas where served as Vice President for Business Retention and...

01/17/2016 by eParisExtra
City Attorney Kent Mcllyar Resigns

City Attorney Kent Mcllyar Resigns

Kent McIlyar After executive session at Monday evening’s Paris City Council meeting, Mayor Hashmi announced the resignation of City Attorney Kent Mcllyar (pictured). A motion was made by Hashmi to accept the resignation and seconded by Sue Lancaster, and unanimously accepted by the...

01/14/2016 by eParisExtra
Improvements Planned for Lake Crook Park Area

Improvements Planned for Lake Crook Park Area

At Monday night’s City Council meeting, members once again debated the zoning of Lake Crook.  The council has decided instead to move forward with making improvements to the park area. Plans are underway to add $110,000 of improvements to the park.  Proposed items could include a...

01/13/2016 by eParisExtra
City Council to Meet Monday Night

City Council to Meet Monday Night

The Paris City Council will meet in regular session at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, January 11, 2016. The meeting will be held at the City Council Chamber, located at 107 E. Kaufman Street, and is open to the public. First up on the regular agenda is a discussion of the working relationship between...

01/11/2016 by eParisExtra
Four Council Member Seats Open Up in 2016

Four Council Member Seats Open Up in 2016

This year, four citizens will be elected to serve as a Council Member for Districts 1, 2, 3 and 6. Current Council Members who have terms expiring this May are Aaron Jenkins (District 1); Sue Lancaster (District 2); Benny Plata (District 3) and Edwin Pickle (District 6). Candidates interested...

01/03/2016 by eParisExtra
Open Carry Law Takes Effect in Texas

Open Carry Law Takes Effect in Texas

On New Year’s Day, Texas became the 45th state to legalize carrying a pistol in plain sight. Properly licensed firearm owners can now carry handguns openly in public places. Under the new Texas law, guns can be carried by those with licenses and only in holsters. It was already legal...

01/02/2016 by eParisExtra
District Clerk Announces Jury Panel Cancellation

District Clerk Announces Jury Panel Cancellation

The jury panel summoned by the 62nd District Court to report on Monday, January 4 , 2016 at 9:00 a.m. has been cancelled, therefore you do not need to appear, according to Lamar County District Clerk Shawntel Golden. If there are any questions or concerns regarding this matter, please call...

12/31/2015 by Josh Allen
Candidates to Appear on March 1, 2016 Primary Ballot

Candidates to Appear on March 1, 2016 Primary Ballot

The  candidates qualified to appear on the March 1, 2016 primary ballot: • State Representative, District 1: Incumbent Gary VanDeaver, George Lavender; • State Senator, District 1: David Simpson, James K. “Red” Brown, Bryan Hughes, Mike Lee; • 6th District Judge: Republicans Jeff...

12/30/2015 by eParisExtra
Bonds Clerk, Brenda Adams 2015 Civilian of the Year for the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office

Bonds Clerk, Brenda Adams 2015 Civilian of the Year for the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office

Bonds Clerk, Brenda Adams was nominated by her peers as the 2015 Civilian of the Year for the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office.  Brenda is the Bonds clerk for the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office and the Assistant Secretary to the Sheriff. Brenda has served in the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office...

12/28/2015 by eParisExtra
PEDC Board Calls Special Meeting

PEDC Board Calls Special Meeting

The board of the Paris Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) has called a Special Meeting for Tuesday, December 29th at noon. In addition to a “Citizens’ Input” forum, the PEDC board will discuss and possibly take action on recommendations by JC Darnell on the need for an...

12/23/2015 by eParisExtra
“PARIS METRO”:A Fixed-Route Transportation System serving Paris Texas

“PARIS METRO”:A Fixed-Route Transportation System serving Paris Texas

At a recent meeting, local non-nonprofits and community members met at the United Way of Lamar County to learn status of the “Paris Metro”: a fixed route bus system slated to serve the community.  A detailed map (pictured) was presented showing changes suggested by the community at the...

12/20/2015 by eParisExtra
Lamar County Sheriff Scott Cass has filed for Re-election as a Republican candidate for Lamar County Sheriff

Lamar County Sheriff Scott Cass has filed for Re-election as a Republican candidate for Lamar County Sheriff

Scott Cass has filed for Re-election as a Republican candidate for Lamar County Sheriff and is running unopposed. Sheriff Cass says, “I am pleased and honored to announce that I am seeking re-election as your Lamar County Sheriff. It seems like yesterday that I was running for the Office...

12/19/2015 by eParisExtra
Jeff Starnes Running for 6th District Judge

Jeff Starnes Running for 6th District Judge

Republican Jeff Starnes has announced his candidacy for 6th District Judge.  With over 25 years of trial experience, Starnes served 4 ½ years as prosecutor for the Drug Task Force in Lamar, Red River, Hopkins, and Franklin counties.  He then served for 2 years as First Assistant District...

12/18/2015 by eParisExtra